About the CS:5340 Final

The final for CS:5340 will be on Tuesday, Dec 12th from 10 am to noon in 205 MLH. This is an open notes (book) exam, so feel free to bring books, handwritten notes, printouts of online notes and webpages, etc., to the exam. The exam is worth 25% of your grade and will be graded out of 250 points. While the exam is technically over all of the material we have covered this semester, it will focus on the material in Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7. In preparing for the exam, you can skip the following portions of Chapters 4-7: Section 4.3.2, Sections 5.3 and 5.4, proof of Meyer's Theorem (Theorem 6.20), Sections 6.6 through 6.8, all of Section 7.2 except for Section 7.2.3 on polynomial identity testing, and ection 7.5.3 and beyond.

There will be 4 problems on the exam. Here are more details of these problems.